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Croatia hit with huge earthquake during coronavirus lockdown

by LLB Reporter
22nd Mar 20 12:01 pm

Croatia has been hit with a huge 5.3 magnitude earthquake causing widespread damage across the capital, Zagreb.

The earthquake was felt across five European countries causing wide-spread damage in Zagreb leaving at least one person dead.

The earthquake struck just as the country was to enforce a series of major measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Croatia’s Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic is urging people to remain calm and keep social distancing.

A person in Zagreb tweeted, “Zagreb hit by 5.3 magnitude earthquake 30 minutes ago just as full lockdown started.

“Now everyone’s outside grouped in front of their buildings. This won’t help.”

The internet and electricity have also been cut off after the earthquake.

European Council President Charles Michel tweeted, “My thoughts are with the people of #Croatia following the devastating #earthquake this morning.”

A witness said, “It felt like a train was coming through my apartment, in all my time in the city I have never felt anything like that before.”

Croatia has 206 confirmed cases with one person dead from coronavirus.

The confirmed number of people in the UK that have died in 24 hours from coronavirus has risen by 53 to a total of 233 on Saturday.

The Department of Health announced, “As of 9am on 21 March, a total of 72,818 have been tested: 67,800 negative,” with 5,018 people confirmed positive in the UK, rising by 1,035 in 24 hours.

The NHS has struck a deal with private hospitals who have almost 20,000 qualified staff, 8,000 hospitals and 1,200 ventilators.

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